By StayingInTheBox from TFW2005
Hat tip goes out to TFW2005 boards member Henriquedematos
for linking us to a fun little item being released through German Kinder Surprise Eggs
. These figures will be a build style item where limbs will attach to a center piece circle and have some limited range of articulation, but unfortunately no transformation capability.
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By Secretcode from TFW2005
Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard has recently updated the fandom
regarding the long-delayed Transformers Universe game, announcing plans for the former MMORPG and current MOBA
(or as they are referring to it as, MOTA
- or Massively Online Tactical Action game.) to be released this Summer.My name is Mark Gerhard and I’m the CEO & CTO of Jagex. We’re probably better known as the developers of the world’s largest free browser game RuneScape but now, following the past 3 years of development, Transformers Universe!
Many of you joined us on our journey for the first time when we shared a sneak peek into our aspiration for the game back in 12/12/12. Since then we’ve refined our vision, gameplay, tech and team to bring you what we believe will be the start of an entertaining, social and competitive game for all of you to enjoy over the next decade and beyond!
2013 was a critical year in the evolution of Transformers Universe. It was essential that we just knuckled down and got on with the core gameplay, and that unfortunately meant there was not much news to share for anyone outside of Jagex.
However from today onwards you can expect regular updates, and soon all start participating first-hand as the game moves from core development, through each stage of community participation, balancing, polish and iteration.
So here’s the big news. We are 100% set to launch Transformers Universe this Summer, and will be progressively inviting an ever-widening portion of the BETA community to enjoy the game before opening it to the rest of the world this summer!
With that in mind, let’s talk a bit more about the game itself.
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Now that the first trailer for Transformers: Age Of Extinction is out there, we are slowly starting to hear more about Transformers 4 Merchandise.
For the 4th movie, it seems as though we have quite a lot of licensed material based on the Hasbro Property. And one such license holder is Tech4Kids.
For the upcoming Michael Bay movie, the company will be manufacturing super-deformed figures based on their most famous toy line; The Mash'ems. This product line will contain figures such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Grimlock, Drift, Crosshairs and Lockdown (speculated as AOE Mash'ems Series 1 and 2).
The company will also manufacture AOE Spar Bags. The bags are water filled and will feature Optimus Prime or Lockdown posing (image from head to toe, not just the faces). In order to spar with the Spar Bags the kids can purchase Bumblebee Fists (again, kind of Super-deformed fists). The fists will contain motion activated sound effects. We have no info regarding whether there will be a Decepticon inspired set of fists, since punching Optimus as Bumblebee just wouldn't feel right.
The company will also manufacture similar merchandise for the upcoming movie "Ninja Turtles".
Image Courtesy: Idle Hands Blog
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By Tony_Bacala from TFW2005
Hasbro released the first Transformers Age of Extinction figure on Sunday - AoE Platinum Edition First Edition Optimus Prime. This is a preview figure out to market a bit earlier than the full AoE toy line which is set for May 2014. In the States, he is an Amazon.com exclusive
, and due to their awesome Prime
membership, folks could actually have this in hand the following day.
We had a bit of a dealy due to another snow storm on the east coast, but the big guy came in today and we have a high res gallery up now from yours truly along with a review from staff member Mechafire! Read on to check out some key pics and the review. The full gallery is here:Optimus Prime (Platinum Edition, First Edition) GalleryRead Replies (0)
By Mechafire from TFW2005
Courtesy of Comic Vine
, we have out first look at the retailer incentive cover for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #26 (Dark Cybertron, Part 8)!
This glorious cover, drawn by Transformers superstar artist Alex Milne and the mighty Josh Perez, depicts the three female Transformers who were most recently introduced into the IDW continuity: fan-built-bot Windblade, Chromia, and original character Nautica!
The issue will be released this Wednesday, February 5.
Check it out in the attached image then discuss after the jump!
(And if you're especially interested in Windblade, you can join TFW2005's official Windblade group by clicking here
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By ORIO from TFW2005
Good new for fans of 3rd party toys and fans of the Animated portion of our beloved Robots in Disguise. Mech Ideas, makers of the awesome Demolition Crue two pack, have provided an update to their upcoming Techno Toon Titan. The group has been quite about the project for some time now, leading fans to think it had been possibly cancelled. Thankfully Cenokibble stopped by the other day to let us know that the project is still going and he provided us with a render of the two unofficial Animated Bots Bluster and Trench (aka Not-Animated Huffer
). Cenokibble states that the figures will feature:
Different torso shapes, unique for each character
Collapsible legs for alternate transformations
Shoulder joint pinned for extra strength, no maneuverability sacrificed
More pronounced angles on bodies
Check out the ongoing thread for this project from Mech Ideas by clicking on the discuss button or visiting our popular 3rd party discussion forum
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By NIBMRatchet from TFW2005
Disguise Inc. (division of Jakks Pacific Inc), has renewed its licensing agreement with Hasbro to produce Halloween costumes and accessories based on top Hasbro brands. The new three-year agreement grants Disguise the rights to manufacture and distribute the Hasbro-branded items to all channels in the U.S. and Canada.
The agreement includes the rights to produce Halloween costumes based on the theatrical property Transformers: Age of Extinction, as well as classic Hasbro brands My Little Pony, Transformers, and Mr. Potato Head.
The company has been manufacturing Halloween Costumes based on the Transformers Movie Franchise since the first Michael Bay Transformers Movie. They have also manufactured costumes based on Transformers: Animated as well as Transformers: Prime.
Although images are unavailable (other than the images associated with this news post), their official site offers a list of products which you can find out after the jump.Read Replies (0)
By Super_Megatron from TFW2005
The TFcon Chicago
2014 hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Chicago 2014 by calling the Hyatt Regency O’Hare reservation department direct at 888-421-1442 or book online. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can book your room via the 2014 hotel reservation website at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/tfco
The group rate is good for October 20th to October 29th, 2014 at the price of $139 per room.
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By Mechafire from TFW2005
Thanks to Newsarama
, we now have the full preview for Transformers: More than Meets the Eye # 26 (Dark Cybertron, Part 8). The full comic will be released, this Wednesday, February 5.Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #26: Dark Cybertron Part 8 (of 12)
CYBERTRON FALLS! The monstrous NECROTITAN ravages the world—but is there anyone left to save it? Meanwhile, in deep space, ULTRA MAGNUS and the crew of the LOST LIGHT struggle to make sense of what they find in the depths of the scarlet sea!
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